In 2014 I watched over 200 movies, 80% more than my yearly average. In 2015 I watched 112 movies, which was one off from my yearly average. In 2016 my movies total went back up to 180, 60% more than my yearly average. I have no real explaination, other than that I didn’t do as much reading as I wanted to (and one of my 2017 resolutions).

I think the standout new movie from 2016 was The Lobster, and I really liked The Nice Guys, and Zootopia.

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I’m roughly six-feet six-inches, or about 198 centimeters, tall. Every once in a while I wonder how tall I am in terms of other, non-established, units of measure. For example, I’m 20 Twinkies tall, which would add up to 1,980 calories, 86 grams of fat, and 1,800 milligrams of sodium.

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In mid-May I was called for jury duty for the third time in my life. This time, it was at 111 Centre Street, which looks like a normal office building with extra security. I showed up half an hour early, and had to wait 10-15 minutes to get through security before being able to head up to the jury room. Once in the jury room, we had to watch an orientation video that seemed to be produced in the early 90s but had contemporary information, and submit some forms including parts of our jury summonses. We were told the rules, and then the fun started.

(I’m going to change specific details of the trial I was on)

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I never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely.

— Sherlock Holmes

In 2014 I watched over 200 movies, coming close to doubling my yearly average. I blamed that on the fact that there wasn’t much to watch on TV. In 2015, I watched 112 movies, which is one off from the yearly average. I attribute the sudden decline from the prior year to the fact that I did, in fact, watch a lot more television, especially shows that had been recommended to me after having been on for a few seasons, like Vikings, Death in Paradise, Shetland, DCI Banks, etc., and watching all of the seasons of The X-Files in anticipation of the 10th season. Additionally, I did not commit myself to watching all of the movies in a series like James Bond or Aliens/Predators, etc. (I say that as I’m just finishing up watching all of the Harry Potter movies).

I think the standout new movie from 2015 was Ex Machina.

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